Wednesday 2 June 2010

Chiggers - Hope Larson

Hope Larson
Atheneum an imprint of

Simon & Schuster
ISBN 9781416935841

This is the second of Hope Larson's books I have read. The first was her most recent, Mercury, and it blew me away. This, one of her most popular, did also. I picked this one up because I know it is one of Peter Trinh's favorites and when we worked together at Imprint he went on and on about it. I wish I had picked it up then and read it. A few years back I was a director at a camp; this book captures some of that essence with incredible insight and details.

It is the story of Abby. She is back at camp and everything has changed; her best friend is now an assistant counselor and has no time for her. Her bunkmate goes home sick, and everyone is mean to the new girl Shasta. Soon Abby finds herself in the middle of it all.

Wonderfully illustrated and written, this book is for the camper or inner camper in all of us.

Books by Hope Larson:
Salamander Dream (2005)
Gray Horses (2006)
Chiggers (2008)
Mercury (2010)

Geektastic (Illustrator 2009)

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